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Suspect jailed in death of man shot 10 times in central Las Vegas

Updated June 20, 2017 - 5:35 pm

A man was arrested on a murder charge after a fatal shooting last week outside a central valley apartment complex.

Fabian Ulysses Acuna, 38, was jailed Monday in the death of a man shot 10 times on the 2600 block of Sherwood Street, near Sahara and Karen avenues, Metropolitan Police Department confirmed. A warrant for Acuna’s arrest was issued June 14. He’s being held without bail in Clark County Detention Center.

Witnesses described the shooter as a white or Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and camouflage cargo shorts.

Acuna told police that he did not hear or see the shooting and that he thought he was being stopped because he was also a Hispanic man wearing camouflage shorts, according to his arrest warrant.

Multiple callers reported the shooting about 6 a.m. June 11. A 35- to 40-year-old man, later identified as Adrian Cordero, died at the scene.

Cordero was not employed by the apartment complex, but offered maintenance help to the residents, homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said. Residents said they had seen him often in the area and suspected he stayed in a vacant apartment.

A witness told police that Cordero and the shooter had argued over drug money the former owed before the shooting, according to the arrest warrant.

Police found a counterfeit $100 that looked identical to the counterfeit $100 bill found in Cordero’s pocket during his autopsy.

McGrath said the shooter began firing from the other side of the street, then crossed to shoot the man at close range.

The Clark County coroner determined Cordero’s cause of death was mutliple gunshot wounds and the manner a homicide.

Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this story. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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